Minnesota Chapter of ACC Program: Trade Secrets vs. Patents

Fish & Richardson Principal Craig Deutsch and Associate Kiersten Batzli will present “Trade Secrets vs. Patents: Determining the Best Protection for Your IP” at the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s CLE program and happy hour on Wednesday, May 22.

Fish is proud to support the Minnesota Chapter of ACC, which provides CLE programming, networking events, and online resources for the in-house legal community in the greater Minnesota area. Program details are below.

Trade Secrets vs. Patents: Determining the Best Protection for Your IP
Wednesday, May 22 | 4:00-6:30 p.m. CT

While patents and trade secrets each offer protection for intellectual property (IP) assets, they differ in several key aspects, including the nature and duration of protection offered, the criteria for obtaining them, and the means of enforcement. Understanding these distinctions equips businesses and innovators to make informed decisions on how to most effectively protect their IP.

During this presentation, Fish attorneys Craig Deutsch and Kiersten Batzli will compare and contrast patents and trade secrets, including how to obtain and enforce them and how to determine which is best for your IP. Craig and Kiersten's discussion will cover:

  • The basics of patents and trade secrets
  • Strategic considerations for securing IP protection


  • Craig Deutsch, Principal, Fish & Richardson
  • Kiersten Batzli, Associate, Fish & Richardson

For more information, or to register, click here.